Update: Turkey Farm Road Fire in Washington County consumes nearly 12k acres, 0% contained

The Turkey Farm Road Fire that broke out Tuesday morning, July 14, 2020, three miles west of Washington City was estimated at 11,700 acres with 0% containment Tuesday night. Photo: Utah Fire Info/Twitter

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Utah, July 14, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — The Turkey Farm Road Fire that broke out Tuesday morning three miles west of Washington City is now estimated at 11,700 acres and is 0% contained.

Utah Fire Info tweeted the update at about 8 p.m., and said no evacuations are in place.

“The fire made significant runs throughout the day driven by wind and terrain,” the tweet said.

A Type 2 incident management team has been ordered to take command of the fire.

At noon Tuesday, the fire was estimated at 1,664 acres.

Earlier in the day, a few homes in Greens Springs were evacuated, but it was anticipated that those residents would be allowed to return home within a short while.

Fire managers asked that the public avoid the following roads and trails: Turkey Track Road, Danish Ranch Road, BLM Road 901, Winchester Trail Road, Icehouse Trail, Yellow Knolls Trail, Black Gulch Trail, Middleton Trail and Mesa Rim Trail.

Investigators have determined that the fire was caused by fireworks, and they are asking the public for help identifying the individuals responsible for starting the fire. Three teenage males were seen driving a white sedan on Cottonwood Road around 9 p.m. on July 13. Anyone with information is asked to call 435-704-4456.


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